Israeli military chief: Syrian front could heat up

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military chief warns 40 years of quiet along the Syrian frontier could be in danger. Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says the Syrian civil war could result in “chaos” with violence turned toward Israel. Speaking…

Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged by federal prosecutors in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill — a crime that carries a possible death sentence. Officials…

Moment of silence held for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) — People in Boston and other cities are observing a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings one week after the explosions. Two bombs exploded at 2:50 p.m. a week ago Monday…

Calif. man pleads no contest in yacht kidnapping

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A South San Francisco man is facing up to four years and four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he kidnapped his two children and took them away…

‘Wadjda’ prompts women’s rights talk at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — Haifaa Al Mansour had to go to great lengths to make the groundbreaking Saudi film “Wadjda” — and not only because it is the first feature made entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first…

Khloe Kardashian out on ‘X Factor’

NEW YORK (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is left out following the latest game of musical chairs on “The X Factor.” Fox said Monday that while Mario Lopez is returning this fall as host of Simon Cowell’s music competition…

Biden to attend MIT officer’s memorial service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Cambridge, Mass., on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for the MIT police officer killed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. That’s according to a White…

FBI: Bombing suspect used cellphone before blast

BOSTON (AP) — The FBI says in an affidavit that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was seen using a cellphone after placing a knapsack on the ground at an explosion site. The document does not say whether suspect…

AP PHOTOS: Ecuador embraces Mexican mariachi music

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Loud applause erupts amid the trumpet blasts and whining of violins that practically weep over each note as they accompany powerful voices singing of love and betrayal. Mariachi music, one of the great folk…

Hungary OKs limit to Nazi, communist symbols

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved a modified plan to restrict the display of Nazi and communist symbols such as the swastika and red star. Similar rules were declared unconstitutional in February because they were…

Israel, Turkey find way forward on flotilla money

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a step toward restoring ties, former allies Turkey and Israel agreed Monday on the “methods and principles” of working out compensation payments for the victims of a deadly 2010 Israeli raid on a…

W.Va. teen arrested in T-shirt flap back in class

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teenager returned to class Monday wearing the same National Rifle Association T-shirt that led to his suspension and arrest after he refused a teacher’s order last week to remove it. Other…

Ohio Army National Guard brigade to head to Kuwait

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — About 200 soldiers based in western Ohio will be heading to Kuwait after they train at Fort Hood in Texas. The Springfield News-Sun (http://bi……

Ohio Army National Guard brigade to head to Kuwait

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — About 200 soldiers based in western Ohio will be heading to Kuwait after they train at Fort Hood in Texas. The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/13xDAue ) reports the Ohio Army National Guard brigade based in…

Drop in gas prices benefits US drivers, economy

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It’s a relief to motorists and business owners and…

White House: Obama backs Internet sales tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama supports a bill to give states more authority to collect sales tax from Internet retailers. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Senate bill would level the playing…

NY woman’s alleged cancer scam shocks community

MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — Those who took one look at Brittany Ozarowski had no doubt she was battling cancer. Her face was drawn and gaunt. She weighed a mere 80 pounds, hobbled gingerly on a cane, and…

More than 40 million watch end of manhunt

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 42 million people watched the last hour of Friday’s manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on television. That was the Nielsen company’s estimate Monday of the number of people watching ABC, CBS,…

Feinstein asks what Boston suspect told FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to know what the FBI learned when it interviewed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) after his six-month stay last year in the Russian provinces of Dagestan and Chechnya. The…